Voscur offers IAG collaboration support following funding consultation

4 July, 2018 - 13:35

Voscur is reminding VCS organisations that provide Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services that it can support them with partnership and collaboration support.

This follows the launch of a Bristol City Council consultation on commissioning...

Victim Services Commissioning Plan published

3 July, 2018 - 12:57

The Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) has now published the commissioning plan for a range of victim services for the area. This follows a period of consultation in which feedback was invited from a wide range of stakeholders.
The PCC is responsible for the...

Unique funding event for South Bristol puts power in the hands of local people!

11 June, 2018 - 13:55

South Bristol residents are being given the chance to be part of a unique and interactive funding event on 5 July at Ashton Gate Stadium, where local people, not funders, will have the power to choose the projects they feel have the most to offer their communities.

Throwing traditional...

Voluntary and community organisations hold the key to personalisation in healthcare.

11 June, 2018 - 12:26

A new report explores how voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups can collaborate to deliver Personal Health Budgets.

A new report, based on the Voluntary Voices partnership's work with health and care commissioners and the Voluntary, Community and Social...

Updated Proposals for targeted short breaks for children with disabilities

11 June, 2018 - 12:02

Based on the feedback from the first stage of the Targeted Short Breaks consultation which closed on 1 June 2018, Bristol City Council is consulting again with some new proposals. 

Bristol City Council has a statutory responsibility to provide a range of short breaks (previously known as...

Sectors gather to support Bristol’s Channel 4 bid

11 June, 2018 - 10:51

Representatives from Bristol’s media, culture, arts, tourism and business sectors have gathered together at City Hall to plan the next steps in Bristol’s bid to become the next home of Channel 4.

Following the announcement that Bristol had made the media giant’s shortlist to become its...

Arts Projects grants for work with children and young people

30 May, 2018 - 15:50


The Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grants scheme has been designed to support the cultural sector’s work with children and young people. Our vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. All applications are expected to contribute to the Ragdoll Foundation’s...

Get Growing is back for 2018!

22 May, 2018 - 10:51

After a successful crowdfunding campaign and a year off, Get Growing is back for 2018 with even more community gardens, allotments and orchards opening their gates across Bristol. As well as showcasing the committed work of volunteers and local people from the community, Get Growing demonstrates...

200,000 receive back pay as HMRC enforces National Minimum Wage

21 May, 2018 - 10:41

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and HMRC have launched a campaign urging underpaid workers to complain as figures show that the number of workers getting the money they're owed has doubled.

In 2017 to 2018, HMRC investigators identified £15.6 million in pay...